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However, one of several severe attacks of tuberculosis forced him to drop out of school. The poverty and illness Camus experienced as a youth greatly influenced his writing.
After dropping out of the university, Camus eventually entered the world of political journalism. While working for an anti-colonialist newspaper, he wrote extensively about poverty in Algeria. He was also the editor of Combat, an important underground newspaper.
While in wartime Paris, Camus developed his philosophy of the absurd. The experience of World War II led many other intellectuals to similar conclusions.
Published inthe novel tells the story of an emotionally detached, amoral young man named Meursault. For his crime, Meursault is deemed a threat to society and sentenced to death.
On the contrary, Camus was a persistent humanist. Inthe same year that The Stranger was published, Camus also published The Myth of Sisyphus, his famous philosophical essay on the absurd.
Over the course of his career he produced numerous novels, plays, and essays that further developed his philosophy.
Among his most notable novels are The Plague, published inand The Fall, published in In recognition of his contribution to French and world literature, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Tragically, he died in an automobile accident just three years later.
Though his career was cut short, he remains one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century, regarded both for the quality of his fiction and for the depth and insightfulness of his philosophy.
Some ideas in The Stranger clearly resemble this working definition of existentialism, but the broader philosophy of existentialism includes aspects far beyond this definition that are not present in The Stranger. Hence, this SparkNote approaches The Stranger from the philosophical perspective of the absurd.
When reading the novel, character development, plot, and prose style demand just as much attention as the specifics of the absurd. This SparkNote only discusses the absurd when such discussion provides insight on the text.
Otherwise, the focus of this SparkNote remains on the text itself, as with any great work of literature.World Literature Paper 1.
The Tragedy of the Hero Word Count: 1, Nicolas ParentIB Candidate number: International School Bangkok May 2.
Albert Camus has always been known for his peculiar writing style. The best example of this canbe found in his greatest work: The Stranger. The Stranger, Camus’s first novel, is both a brilliantly crafted story and an illustration of Camus’s absurdist world view.
Published in , the novel tells the story of an emotionally detached, amoral young man named Meursault. As we know this novel belongs to absurd literature, I can clearly say that the personality of Meursault and the behaviours of him make the novel a part of absurd literature novels, the characteristics of Meursault are so pointless, inscrutable, unpredictable and misunderstanding.
View The Stranger World yunusemremert.com from ENGLISH at Columbia University. Dillon Cooke Candidate # IB English H.L. A1 Written Assignment May Page 1 of 4 Word Count: Cross-culturally, norms.
Apr 14, · Ok so I'm starting to work on my World Lit paper for IB English HL. I want to compare "The Stranger" by Albert Camus and "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel García Márquez. This is basically all I have for now: How in the "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" people where very religious and were very specific on how people Status: Resolved.
Essay on Ib World Lit 1 I. World Lit Paper Struggle for Dignity: A Study of the Struggle for Human Dignity as experienced by those in A Chronicle of a Death Foretold and One Day in .